The genealogy data on these web pages is a compilation of information from many sources. I am researching 5 primary lines - my father Bertrand Fox, his first wife Mary Kent Ziegler, my mother Patricia Noyes, Marty's mother Mary Ann Green and his father LaMar Dyches Gulbransen. I have included reports on their ancestry as well as descendent reports from a couple of the main families. Note: details on the living are suppressed.
Many of the sources have not been thoroughly documented and some of the data is preliminary, but I'm including it all. I have many primary sources and quality secondary sources, but also lots of Internet sources that range from scholarly to downright conjecture and fantasy. My philosophy is to present it all and then correct and augment as I hear from researchers with better information. Since much of the data is from uncorroborated sources, there are plenty of myths and legends, and lots of best guesses on how the folk fit together. If you have any additions and/or corrections I would love to hear from you. I'd also love to hear from cousins, no matter how distant!
Much of the original material on the Fox and Snow lines was developed by Simeon M. Fox and his children Philip Fox and Florence Fox Harrop. The initial work on the Noyes line was compiled by Joan Noyes. The initial work on the Ziegler/Hale line was compiled by Barbara Ziegler. The data presented here details their work and everything else I have found to verify and augment it.
I welcome sharing information with other researchers interested in the people in my database. If you are interested in sharing data, please contact me - email me at genealogy at gulbangi dot com (replace at with @ and dot with . to get my real email address).
Ann is the Historian for the Society of Mayflower Descendants in Ohio. Click here to read more!
I have received another piece of Fox family history from Julia Kane. Part of the collection that Simeon Fox saved were 17 of his father Dana's diaries, starting in 1841 and ending the year he died, 1876. Most of them have been scanned and I have placed links to the files to share them with all who might be interested. This is truely a treasure! Click here to read Dana's diaries.
New! I have finally digitized Simeon Fox's Story of the 7th Kansas that details his experiences during the civil war. Click here to read his story!
Icons used in these pages:
- an immigrant to North America
- an ancestor of Bertrand Fox
- an ancestor of Patricia Noyes
- an ancestor of Mary Kent Ziegler
- an ancestor of Mary Ann Green
- an ancestor of LaMar Dyches Gulbransen
- more photographs
There are many people in this database that are ancestors of more than one of the lines I am researching - I guess I am my own cousin as well as my husband's and my half brothers'! There are also a handful that link to three lines - can you find them? Hint, none of them are ancestors of LaMar.
Recent updates include:
- Most of the updates to the dataset in the last year or so have been corrections and updates sent by cousins and the addition of some wonderful photographs. My Mayflower work is very time consuming so I have not spent much time on my own research.
- Walter Butler - who was he and who were his parents? I have been working on this family and am convinced he was not a descendant of the Walter Butler who married Mary Harris. That Walter's descendants have turned out to be the John and Walter Butler of the Wyoming Valley and Cherry Creek massacres. Another possibility was that our Walter was a descendant of William Butler of Ipswich, MA, but a descendant of that family contributed his DNA to the Butler DNA project and he does not match our Walter. So, we are back to go...
- Identification of the parents of Mary Brooks who married Nathaniel Cook. Was she the daughter of Samuel as I have hypothesized or some other unidentified Brooks? And if she was the daughter of Samuel, then who was the Mary Brook(s) who married Joshua Moses? I am betting that she was the daughter of Samuel, since Samuel's sister Lydia was Nathaniel's mother.
- Pallen link in Russia/Eastern Europe. Solomon Pallen immigrated to Richmond, VA, but from where?
- Ancestry of Luke Hanson
- Sarah Humphrey of Marblehead, MA (Mary White Kent's mother) - proof or disproof of my hypothesis on her ancestry.
- Absalom Wilson - b, c 1812 in South Carolina, moved to North Carolina and married Margaret Howell.
- Aaron Hackney, father of Esther Hackney who married Louis Auguste Benoist in 1832. Was he related to the Hackney family in Delaware? Esther was a Quaker, as were the Delaware Hackneys, and the names are so close...
- David Greenleaf and his wife Mary Bickford, married in Boston in 1705. Neither seems to be related to any families of the same name that I can find.
Links to genealogy web sites
- Paul Noyes' wonderful compilation of Noyes history - most of the information I have on the early generations of the Noyes is from his work.
- Family Search
- USGenWeb - an incredible national network of genealogy web sites
- Tributaries - the Brooks families of New England
- Wholly Genes Software - makers of the Master Genealogist
- John Cardinal's site of TMG companion products